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Lighting57
04-26-2013, 06:52 PM
I need 1700-1800 yards of a nice worsted or heavy worsted 100% wool yarn for a cardigan I'd like to make for next winter. It does not have to be a name brand. Maybe you bought a large amount and decided the color is just not right or whatever. Check your stash and if you have that amount please get in touch with me. Thanks.

RochesterKnitter
04-26-2013, 07:41 PM
If you use Ravelry, here is a link for a search of stashes for sale/trade meeting your criteria.

http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#fiber=wool&stash-status=trade&weight=worsted%7Caran&yardage=1600%7C2000&sort=added&view=thumbs

If you don't yet belong to Ravelry, you should consider joining.

Lighting57
05-01-2013, 09:32 AM
Thank you. I have been looking through their database and sent pm's to a few, but I still have not found what I need or gotten responses from some of them.

I still need the yarn. Here is a link to my for sale stash if anyone is interested. I would consider trading most or all of it (maybe) in exchange for the yardage I need for a sweater. I take PayPal. We have no pets and do not smoke.

http://www.ravelry.com/people/Lightning57/stash/trade

RochesterKnitter
05-01-2013, 12:21 PM
Sorry to hear you are still on the hunt.

Some people only check Ravelry once a week (I know hard to believe :roflhard: ) so have patience. Others may not respond if the yarn is not listed as for sale/trade.

Hang in there. Happy hunting.

ArtLady1981
05-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Yeah, I've found that people who own a "sweater's worth" of yarn...aren't usually selling it.

I have two "sweater's worth" of yarn that are for sale. Click here. (http://www.ravelry.com/people/ArtLady/stash/peruvian-highland-donegal-2) And, here. (http://www.ravelry.com/people/ArtLady/stash/peruvian-highland-donegal-4)
It is more yardage than you said you need, but I'm selling it cheap.
(I don't break up the stash)

Lighting57
05-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Thanks Artlady. Your prices are very reasonable. As you said though they are quite more than I need. I was shopping Ravelry hoping to find what I needed at a good price, plus it allows the one selling the yarn to sell what they no longer want or need and getting something for it. It I don't manage to find what I need in a week or two I'll start shopping a few online websites. Can you recommend any other sites besides Webs?

ArtLady1981
05-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Can you recommend any other sites besides Webs?

www.elann.com (http://www.elann.com) always has good prices for yarn!

They sell name brands, and then they have their own brand...such as I am selling.
Elann is where I got those two batches of yarn I linked you to.

You can click here (http://www.elann.com/commerce.web/product.aspx?catID=30&id=123683&tid=7) to view the Elann brand worsted that I showed you.

If you need 1700-1800 yards, you'd need at least 16 balls of this yarn.

16 balls would cost you $52 for the 1744 yards.
17 balls would cost you $55.25 for the 1853 yards.
Not a bad price for a sweater! The yarn is real nice, too.
You would be paying for exactly the amount of yardage you need.

Here's the sweater I knit using the Licorice color
(same yarn as the Hazelnut and Morning Mist):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4166894778_29a0da4e50_z.jpg

But if you don't like tweed, Elann sells plain worsted (http://www.elann.com/commerce.web/product.aspx?catID=30&id=118556&tid=7), too.
In that case, 17 balls would cost you $50.66...for 1853 yards.
The plain yarn is a little cheaper.

Lighting57
05-01-2013, 02:38 PM
That's a pretty sweater as are all of the items you knit. I'm leaning more towards a solid or heather yarn for the cardigan I wish to make. Thank you for the website links.

I noticed that the Elann solid is a single ply. Do you find that harder to knit with than say a multi-ply worsted? They have Paton's Classic Wool 100 gram balls for $3.65! I think I will be ordering soon. Thanks for this web page Artlady.